Published July 6, 2015



Ridesharing is a great way to beat traffic congestion on the way to work, reduce auto emissions and cut commute costs. Now, you can also get a chance to win prizes in a series of special rideshare promotions being offered by 511 over the next several months. 511 assists thousands of Bay Area employers and their employees by offering free commute assistance and information on alternatives to driving alone.

511 RideMatch Carpool
Get started right away and join a carpool by simply registering at www.ridematch.511.org/SanFrancisco/?client=hacienda. Ridesharing with 511 is easy and works great whether you want to carpool every day, a day or two a week, or as needed. Once registered, you will receive a list of potential carpool partners who live and work nearby. Give them a call and try carpooling. When you carpool, you will save time, money and get the opportunity to meet new people.

... or ... 511 RideMatch Vanpool
Vanpools are a great option for people who have a regular/fixed schedule and are traveling 25 or more miles each way.  511 already has a great selection of vanpools in the RideMatch Service and can assist anyone who is looking to join an existing vanpool or interested in starting their own. Registering at www.ridematch.511.org/SanFrancisco/?client=hacienda will let you know right away how you can get connected with a nearby vanpool opportunity.

Special July Promotion
July is a great time to log-in and find a match for carpools, and to start logging commute trips in the 511 RideMatch Trip Diary. Log at least fifteen carpool trips in your 511 RideMatch Trip Diary during the month of July or August and you could win tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon! In addition, all green commuters can win a Crème Bike from Mike's Bikes for tracking their trips with 511 during July and/or August.  Participating is easy! All you need to do is track your green commute (carpool, vanpool, walking, bicycling, transit or telecommute) in your 511 Trip Diary.  Details on how to set up an account and log clean commute trips are outlined in this video: Win Prizes With 511 Trip Diary!  Once you have your account set up, visit the Rideshare page at 511.org and log in to your 511 RideMatch account to track your clean commute trips to work in My Trip Diary and win!

Additional Information
Additional details are available on ridesharing as well as the many other programs and services offered by 511. Please refer to the 511 RideMatch Program contact below for details.  For details on Hacienda's web site, Hacienda user accounts and Hacienda's Special Offers program, contact the Hacienda Owners Association.

Contact Information
LaShawn Martin
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street, Suite 407, Oakland, California  94607
(510) 273-3610  phone     (510) 893-2029  fax     martin@rideshare.511.org  e-mail     www.511.org  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org  WWW